Due to ‘resource challenges’ caused by the COVID-19 Omicron variant, some performances and tours at The Royal Opera House have been cancelled.
Nabucco opens with The Royal Opera tonight, but the next two planned performances (23 December and 28 December have been cancelled).
All performances of Nutcracker are cancelled until 5 January 2022.
Wednesday’s opening night of Tosca (22 December) and subsequent performances are currently confirmed.
High rates of isolation due to Covid among singers, dancers, musicians, and theatre staff have led to the cancellations, even though there are currently no government restrictions for attending theatres. Also in London, the National Theatre has cancelled performances until next year, half of London’s West End theatres had to cancel last weekend due to Covid outbreaks, and productions including The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, and Come From Away are suspended until, at least, 27 December.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.